This course is designed for experienced practitioners who work within the criminal justice system of their given country. Delivered in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Crime Academy, it is a unique opportunity to gain both advanced skills in leading a serious crime investigation and also a comprehensive understanding of criminological theory.
As MA Criminology and Serious Crime Investigation is aimed at practitioners, we have devised a hybrid approach to learning that requires minimal classroom attendance. A four-week residential course will feature direct teaching and workshops, whilst distance learning exercises, E-learning and formative assignments will complete the year’s programme and lead you to a masters level qualification.
The Criminology of Organised Crime
This is a two week residential section is based at our Hendon Campus. You will be acquainted with the major theoretical positions and debates in the academic field of criminology, and you will identify the key issues that criminologists use to explain and evaluate organised crime.
Advanced CID Training
Delivered by the Metropolitan Police Crime Academy at Hendon, this two week residential programme includes the key parts of the Advanced CID course for Detective Inspectors. You will be immersed in a recreated crime investigation based on a real life scenario, taking turns as Senior Investigator.
Distance and prior-accredited learning
The remainder of your course will include a module in research methods, delivered by distance learning with three summative assignments, and a dissertation. .